17 STAKES WORTH A COMBINED $2.4 MILLION HIGHLIGHT THE 2019 QUARTER HORSE RACING SEASON
CONTACT: Diantha Brazzell
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Wednesday, August 28, 2019) – Lone Star Park’s 2019 Quarter Horse Racing Season is just around the corner. The 16-day meet opens Friday, September 20 and runs through Saturday, November 9. Live racing will be held each Friday & Saturday night beginning at 6:05 p.m.
Opening weekend features the qualifying trials for the Grade 3, $200,000 Dash for Cash Derby on Friday, September 20, and qualifying trials for the Grade 2, $400,000 Dash for Cash Futurity on Saturday, September 21. Both the Dash for Cash Derby and Futurity finals will run on Saturday, October 5.
The stakes action begins on Saturday, September 28 with the $20,000 Nevill Stakes for Texas-bred, 3-yr-olds & up at 350 yards.
A pair of Bank of America Regional Challenge races are scheduled for Friday, October 4; the ARC Distaff Challenge, for fillies & mares, 3-yr-olds & up at 400 yards and the AQHA Distance Challenge for 3-yr-olds & up going 870 yards. Both Challenge races are worth $17,500 apiece, plus the winner of each will be invited to compete in the 2019 Challenge Championships at The Downs at Albuquerque on October 26.
The Grade 1, $75,000 Refrigerator Stakes for 3-yr-olds & up at 440 yards will go on Saturday, October 12 followed by the RG3, $25,000 B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes for Texas-bred 3-yr-olds & up at 400 yards on Saturday, November 2.
In addition to the Quarter Horse stakes events, Paint & Appaloosa horses as well as Arabians also have featured stake events. The $20,000 divisional Texas Arabian Lone Star Juvenile races for 3-yr-olds going six furlongs are on Friday, October 25.
The Grade 1, $50,000 Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is scheduled for Friday, November 8 (trials will be held Friday, October 26). Also on Friday, November 8 are the $20,000 Crystal & Company Arabian Stallion Stakes, featuring divisions for both fillies and colts & geldings.
The meet closes on Saturday, November 9 and features the Texas Classic Races; The Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity at 400 yards, the richest race in the state, and the Grade 1, $400,000 Texas Classic Derby at 440 yards. Qualifying trials to the derby will be on Friday, October 18 and the qualifying trials to the futurity are Saturday, October 19. Also featured closing night is Lone Star Park’s newest Quarter Horse stakes race, the $30,000 Paragon Oaks, sponsored by Paragon Farms LLC of Conroe, Texas. In addition to the winner’s share of the purse, Paragon Farms will award the winner a breeding to their horse Flying Cowboy 123, who won last year’s Texas Classic Futurity.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and Global Gaming LSP. The track offers a 16-day 2019 Quarter Horse Season, which opens Friday, September 20 and concludes on Saturday, November 9. Live racing will be held Friday and Saturday Nights at 6:05 p.m. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.
Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.